Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mini Jar Pies

 
So cute and fun . . . mini pies!  I kept it simple by using store-bought pie crust.  All you need are the tiny, canning jars, pie crust and filling ingredients.  

 Grease the jars and then begin tearing the pie crust apart and fitting it into the jars.  
 I used the rings of the lids to cut the pie crust tops.  

 I used frozen, mixed berries for the filling (scroll down for recipe) and then filled each jar 3/4 full with the filling.
 Next I put the top crusts on and baked the pies.
 Two boxes of crust made 22 mini pies.  
Filling:  4 c frozen berries combined with 2 T cornstarch and 1/3 c sugar in a saucepan.  Heat, stirring until thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in 2 T butter and 1 T lemon juice.
I had some leftover filling so I just froze it in small containers to use on top of other desserts like cheesecake or ice cream.
There are lots of recipes on the internet and you can substitute any kind of fruit - even canned fruit works well!
   

3 comments:

  1. These are adorable!!! Did you put them on a cookie sheet in the oven?? What temp and for how long??? thanks.....

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  2. They do look yummy! There is something about things that are mini versions of the larger versions....a friend of mine used to say "Shrunk in the dryer cute!"

    Indeed!

    Jillian

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